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26 January 2015: The Voices of the Hungry (VoH) project of the FAO is seeking research proposals for "innovative high-level research" that will contribute to understanding food insecurity in the world.  Click on "Call for research proposals" on the VoH webpage.

26 January 2015: Read NItya Rao's blog, 'Agriculture for Nutrition? Not without gender!' at Secure Nutrition. Nitya Rao is professor of Gender and Development at UEA. 


Papers and publications

26 January 2015: A Eurosurveillance recent paper describes the experiences and outcomes of two Ebola virus discordant mother–child pairs admitted to an MSF Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Guinea. 

26 January 2015: A new paper is released by LANSA, 'Women’s Agricultural Work and Nutrition in Pakistan: Findings from Qualitative Research'. The paper examines various linkages between agricultural work and care in Pakistan. 

26 January 2015: The CMAM Forum releases a paper by André Briend, 'Kwashiorkor: still an enigma – the search must go on' that reviews different explanations proposed as a cause of kwashiorkor and highlights areas that deserve attention. 

6 January 2015: A series of technical briefs on MAM has been released by the CMAM Forum on management of MAM current knowledge and practice, MAM nutrition-specific interventions and MAM nutrition-sensitive interventions

Tools and training

26 January 2015: HarvestPlus launhces a new interactive tool to guide stakeholders in deciding where, and in which biofortified crops, to invest for maximum impact, focusing on three micronutrients—iron, vitamin A, and zinc. 

26 January 2015: Applications are open for CRED 2 week Summer Course on Assessing Public Health in Emergency Situations (APHES), July 6-17, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. Click here for more information. 

21 January 2015: Alive and Thrive has released a toolkit to provide information and guidance for institutions, companies, and other organizations interested in implementing policies and interventions to support lactation in the workplace. 


14 January 2015: The Herbrew University of Jerusalem invites applicants for an MSc in Nutrition Sciences, aimed at capacity building professionals in Africa, Asia and South America in nutrition. Full and part scholarships avaialble. 


26 January 2015: Registration is now open for the intensive, 5 day, interactive course: 18th Management of Humanitarian Emergencies – Focus on Children, Women and Families, June 8-12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

21 January 2015: 10th Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference: Breastfeeding, social justice and equity: Reflecting, reclaiming, re-visioning is being held on 19-20 March 2015, North Carolina, USA)  

21 January 2015: 11th International Food Data Conference: Food Composition and Public Health Nutrition is being held on 3-5 Nov 2015, Hyderabad, India.

14 January 2015: Call for abstracts for resarch on agri, nutrition and health for The Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) 5th Annual Research Conference, LSHTM, 3rd and 4th June 2015.

14 January 2015: SPRING is hosting a webinar on 20th January 9.00am EST entitled 'growing together - using experience from Burkina Faso to define intersectoral integration'. Registration now open

6 January 2015: ODI are holding an event in London: Another humanitarian crisis in Somalia? Learning from the 2011 famine on 29th January 11am to 12.30pm REGISTER